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PostSubject: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Mon 30 Jun 2014, 1:45 am

So I wanted to start playing some Q3 again, went to load up my Q3 and it just crashes constantly and wont get to the menu screen lol. Tried fresh installs and everything. I'm on W7 64 bit, I have an Nvidia gefore Gtx 770, the last time I played I had a 570. I think it might have something to do with the nvidia drivers or something but I can't find anything about it.

Any ideas/solutions?

(I have tried running as admin and compatibility mode)
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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Mon 30 Jun 2014, 6:37 am

I have an idea - noone playes quake anymore...install steam and cs:go Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Mon 30 Jun 2014, 7:14 am

Did you load your cfg before running? If you did, it wont do with different graphic card, as you cfg remembers it.

If not, what happens? Do you get any error on the loading console? (That blue window screen thingy that loads lots of stuff before running)

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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Mon 30 Jun 2014, 11:56 am

I tried my old and a brand new default config, what happens is Quake 3 blue console starts, it launches the game (the blue window closes) then I get a grey screen on the game window followed by a windows error stating that Quake3.exe has crashed, send error report?
Don't know what else to do :l
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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Mon 30 Jun 2014, 1:19 pm

"Properties - compatibility - run this program in compatibility mode for ..." doesn't help?

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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Mon 30 Jun 2014, 2:06 pm

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"Properties - compatibility - run this program in compatibility mode for ..." doesn't help?
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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Mon 30 Jun 2014, 2:16 pm

It surely has to do something with graphic card and/or driver. Out of ideas how to fix it though... Maybe re-installing or updating the driver might help?

Try running it in windowed mode, and see if blue console is throwing an error after launch. Probably windows closes it after it breaks, but worth a shot.

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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Mon 30 Jun 2014, 2:34 pm

Yeah half screen is still the same thing, don't get to see the console. I'll look into an older nvidia driver.
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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Mon 30 Jun 2014, 3:53 pm

you can try setting custom resolution if that helps

r_mode "-1"
r_customwidth "1680"
r_customheight "1050"

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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Mon 30 Jun 2014, 4:58 pm

@w00t wrote:
you can try setting custom resolution if that helps

r_mode "-1"
r_customwidth "1680"
r_customheight "1050"
Nope Sad
Im guessing nobody here has a 7 series gfx card? lol
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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Mon 30 Jun 2014, 7:52 pm

looks like you bought a fucked up gfx card Sad it cant even run q3 for crying out loud Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Tue 01 Jul 2014, 12:25 pm

Well, the new graphic card is too new for good ol' q3 Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Tue 01 Jul 2014, 1:53 pm

The graphics card will work with q3a as I've seen benchmark tests done with it.

If this was my situation, I'd make a separate fresh install of quake and see if that works.


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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Tue 01 Jul 2014, 2:28 pm

I've also seen benchmarks, but with demo version. Can you try running demo instead of full?

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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Tue 01 Jul 2014, 5:05 pm

Ive tried 3 fresh installs of Q3, even on different HDDs and I just tried the demo version but it still does the same. Looks lke everybody might be running outta ideas Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Tue 01 Jul 2014, 8:02 pm

Running out of ideas. pfffffffffft

Did you try to install it in compatibility mode too? Did you try to copy paste and run an already existing working Q3, instead of installing it? Did you try the setup.exe (probably in compatibility mode and as admin) in the quake 3 directory on the cd instead of the main setup.exe (that normally autoruns) in the root of the cd?
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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Wed 02 Jul 2014, 5:29 am

tried not installing but doing that thing with the pak0.pk3 and installing 1.16n?

cuz i was never able to install q3 on w7 (64bit ofc)

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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Wed 02 Jul 2014, 5:50 am

Yeh it's because the setup.exe (the launcher) in the root of the cd is 16 bit which windows 7 doesn't run natively so stuff can go wrong, but the setup.exe in the quake3 directory isn't.
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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Wed 02 Jul 2014, 2:41 pm

Yeah I tried all of the above, the main thing I was doing was the pak0 thing because of the setup errors lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Tue 15 Jul 2014, 3:49 pm

You should try my quake 3 version to see if it makes any difference. It was the original nsr download years ago for 1.16n. I have been able to run this version on all Windows OS's and graphic cards without a hitch (especially when I have had previous installments fail on me for these very reasons in the past). That is probably because this is extract and play without any sort of install.

I don't have a series 7 card, but I am using a series 6 (660TI) just fine.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxbhBmGbJvwzV1hMbk9jRGxCUlU
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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Tue 15 Jul 2014, 4:09 pm

Cheers Kikyo!
I recently Installed Windows 8 to see if it'd make any difference with drivers and it seems to have worked. I also deleted my previous Q3's and downloaded this one and it's working. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Tue 15 Jul 2014, 4:21 pm

Yeah, even with Windows 8.1, this thing has yet to fail me lol. I am glad to know you are good to go now. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Tue 15 Jul 2014, 7:21 pm

@ParaPeet wrote:
Did you try to copy paste and run an already existing working Q3, instead of installing it?

@Merky wrote:
Yeah I tried all of the above

So many lies Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Tue 15 Jul 2014, 10:05 pm

@ParaPeet wrote:
@ParaPeet wrote:
Did you try to copy paste and run an already existing working Q3, instead of installing it?

@Merky wrote:
Yeah I tried all of the above

So many lies Sad
I did though, it was W8.1 that fixed it.
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PostSubject: Re: Can't get Q3 to work? :/   Wed 16 Jul 2014, 2:32 pm

now all you gotta do is find someone to play q3 with Very Happy

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